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Castelo Mendo, Ade, Monteperobolso e Mesquitela Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Castelo Mendo,Ade,Monteperobolso e Mesquitela,Concelho de Almeida,Distrito da Guarda

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[Mesquitela commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 2 July 2009
flag of former Mesquitela commune
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Former Mesquitela Commune (until 2013)

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain purple field (village rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 July 2009

Coat of arms

[Mesquitela commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 2 July 2009

The arms are Argent, a minaret Purpure with port and windows Or flanked by two arrows Sable, inbase wavy Argent a barrulet wavy Azure. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "MESQUITELA - ALMEIDA".
"mesquitela" is a(n unusal) diminutive of "mesquita", "mosque", which makes these arms partly canting.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 July 2009

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série in 2005.03.04
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 July 2009

Presentation of Mesquitela

Mesquitela Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Almeida Municipality (q.v.); it had 58 inhabitants in 2001 (and 45(!) inhabitants in 2011) and covered 4,64 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin,

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